Circus & Martial Arts

Open to 12 years & over with experience. Discover your next passion in 7 Story Circus’s Handstand classes! Our course is designed to maximize skill and strength development while building confidence in one’s abilities. Starting with basic support holds and working up to full handstand positions in a very natural, stress free progression. All skill levels are welcome. Instructor: Rikki Frances
#44240 Fridays, September 22 - December 8, 6:45 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $144/12, $13/Drop-in

There are 101 ways you can use hula hoops to enhance your healthy lifestyle. With this one on one session, you can expand your skills in a supportive and attentive environment that is focused on your goals, and fits your schedule! Hula Hoops provided. Instructor: Tracey Clarke
#44259 date determined when registering, $35/1, $100/3

Activities include: aerial silks, hoop, rope & static trapeze; juggling; object manipulation; stilts, chair balance & unicycle; handstands & conditioning; partner acrobatics; improvisation & performance games! We’ll finish off the session with a show for friends and family! For beginners to pre-professionals! (OR 10+ with CIRCUS experience & permission by teacher) Info at & facebook.  No class October 9 & November 13.
Kaya Kehl
#44241 Mondays, September 11 - December 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $240/12

Practice more, be excellent, have fun; be inspired by others who are training and working on their skills too! All equipment is available for practice. This is a supervised, non-instructional class open to anyone with circus &/or aerial experience. Info at & facebook. Instructor: Kaya Kehl
#44242 Fridays, September 15 - December 8, 7:45 - 8:45 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $10/Drop-in

This class is a non-instructional, practice space for Professional Circus Artists who are training at an advanced level. Please contact if you have any questions about whether this training space is right for you.
#44243 Thursdays, September 28 - December 7, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $4/Drop-in

Explore the world of aerial fabric and aerial hoop. Focus is on skill & strength building, starting close to the ground and gaining height as your confidence & abilities increase. Meet others who love it, too! This class is for beginner – advanced aerialists. Info at & facebook. Instructor: Kaya Kehl
#44232 Wednesdays, September 13 - December 13, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $238/14
Thursdays, #44231 September 21 - October 26, #44587 November 2 - December 7, 9:30 - 11:00 am,
Lewis Centre Gym, $150/6

Join us for fun and laughter as you develop strength, tone, flexibility and more. Try out all gymnastics equipment and work on your individual skill areas. Encouragement gives you the confidence to reach out for more. Appropriate for all, from beginner to advanced levels. Instructor: Sheri Roffey
#44170 Tuesdays, September 12 - December 19, 8:00 - 9:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $120/15, $10/Drop-in

Applied Body Mechanics Ving Tsun is a tested system of Chinese Boxing that emphasizes small movements for maximum results. This class is skill-based training in an encouraging, safe and non-threatening environment. Practitioners will develop fast hands and good body structure through progressive sparring drills and pad work. No class October 9, November 11, 13 & December 9. Instructor: Corny Martens
#44486 Mondays & Wednesdays 8:00 - 10:00 pm & Saturdays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm,
September 6 - December 13, Lewis Centre, $285/2 classes/week, $385/3 classes/week

Karate is a great way to improve overall health and fitness at any age through physical conditioning and self defense techniques.  Safe and encouraging practice of blocks, kicks, punches and evasive moves will develop confidence, improve concentration and relieve stress! Courtenay Karate teaches traditional shito-ryu karate with NCCP certified instruction and expertise sanctioned by Karate Canada and Karate BC (an annual fee will be collected in class). No class October 9 & November 13. Instructor: Brenda Bombini & Todd Robertson
#44171 Mondays & Thursdays, September 11 - December 21, 7:30 - 9:15 pm, Lewis Centre MP Hall, $146/28

Derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing, which enhance physical health and emotional well-being. Tai chi improves overall fitness, coordination, and agility. No class November 22. Instructor: Ivy Wang
Wednesdays, September 6 - December 13, #44112 9:00 - 10:00 am Level 2, #44111 10:00 - 11:00 am Level 1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Level 3, Lower Native Sons Hall, $168/14

The slow, fluid movements of Tai Chi reduce tension and stress, improves balance, coordination, and concentration, as well as muscle resiliency and joint flexibility. Tai Chi helps to increase energy and provides an overall sense of well-being. Instructor: Albert Balbon
#44076 Thursdays, September 14 - December 14, 7:15 - 8:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $112/14

Qi Gong is an ancient healing art that combines flowing movements and breath aiding in overall health.  The movements come from the core and expand through the motions aiding in increased muscle strength, flexibility and sense of well being. Breathe in vital energy and exhale tension and stress as you discover natures way of correcting posture and alignment. Instructor: Corny Martens
#44075 Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 12 - December 14, 9:00 - 9:40 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $168/28

Get a full body workout while building new skills! Taekwondo is an Olympic Martial Art. Students will improve strength/endurance/coordination/flexibility/balance. Sanctioned by BC/Canadian Taekwondo Federations. Taught by 4th Dan instructor Richard Dobbs. No class October 31.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 12 - December 14, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Lewis Centre, $239/27